Pedagogy 3.0

Pedagogy 3.0

The Pedagogy 3.0 consortium examines the future of STEM teacher training, including how to prepare teachers to facilitate 21st-century learning experiences for students.

It's not enough for a teacher to be an expert in math or science. Instructors need to offer project-based experiences that help students understand how technical disciplines can be applied in creative ways to solve real social challenges.


The long-term goals of this group are to prepare and retain more STEM teachers, enhance the STEM expertise of teachers and faculty, and improve student success in pursuing STEM degrees. This consortium is be led by Futurelab (UK).

Pedagogy 3.0 in Action

Future learning environments

The HP Catalyst Initiative is helping the Fraunhofer IAO Institute for Industrial Engineering in its search for an ideal learning environment.

Is there such a thing as an ideal learning environment?

The Fraunhofer IAO Institute for Industrial Engineering in Stuttgart, Germany, believes it is a question worth exploring. Through the HP Catalyst Initiative’s Future Learning Environments project, the institute aims to discover the most universally effective learning environment.

A member of the Pedagogy 3.0 consortium, the institute considers a wide range of factors that impact learning, including past and current learning models, room design patterns, communication facilities, technology, and media.

From e-learning and mobile learning to group learning, workplace-based learning, or just-in-time learning, the institute hopes to find the right mix of methods that will improve comprehension.

The group also studies the relationships between variables in a typical learning environment. From e-learning and mobile learning to group learning, workplace-based learning, or just-in-time learning, the institute hopes to find the right mix of methods that will improve comprehension.

Plus, the project will create a network of research partners and user organizations, concentrating on the interplay of real and virtual learning environments.

Based on the research findings, the institute will develop practical guidelines for creating innovative, learner-centered environments.